House of Lords Business

Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend the visa requirements for international students and to remove those students from the immigration figures.

*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people claiming asylum in the last year did so on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity; and of those, how many have been granted asylum.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hospitals have challenged NHS England’s recommendation that they cease to provide special surgical services for congenital heart disease.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Independent Schools Council’s proposal to create 10,000 free places at independent schools funded jointly with the Government.

Lord Young of Cookham intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2016 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 November be approved. 16th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Excluded Accounts and Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

Lord Nash intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016 Lord Nash to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 October be approved. 12th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) Regulations 2016 Lord Nash to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Compulsory Purchase) (Corresponding Amendments) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

National Citizen Service Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

Wales Bill Report [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to update the law on surrogacy. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Thursday 15 December at 11.00am

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the availability of affordable housing on the ability of both private and public sector organisations to recruit and retain staff.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that the higher education sector is represented in all of the Brexit negotiations.

*Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review by David Lammy MP of racial bias and BAME representation in the criminal justice system.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Secretary of State for Transport on 6 December (HC Deb, cols 124–130), whether they will publish their analysis of Transport for London’s business case for rail devolution.

Lord Harris of Haringey to move that this House takes note of the case for effective service user representation in health and social care, and of the case for enhancing the independence and capacity of Healthwatch England and of local Healthwatch groups. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to respond to the multiple allegations of child sexual abuse within football clubs. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

Baroness Pidding to move that this House takes note of the case for adequate measures to ensure the reduction of road traffic accidents caused by motorists using handheld mobile devices whilst driving. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 December be approved.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the Order laid before the House on 23 November be approved.

Lord Rosser to move that this House regrets that the Government have laid the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 with insufficient explanatory material to allow the House to gain a clear understanding of the instrument’s policy objective or intended implementation; that they have not provided the House with key guidelines needed to direct how provisions are to be interpreted; and that there has been no prior consultation for a significant change in practice for courts and tribunals considering the restriction of freedom of movement. (SI 2016/1052) 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Monday 19 December at 2.30pm

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in the transfer of full welfare responsibilities to the Scottish Government as provided for by the Scotland Act 2016.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the acceptance of World Trade Organisation standard rules on the United Kingdom’s negotiations for leaving the European Union.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the provision of artists’ workspaces in major cities.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the exact date in 2017 when Article 50 will be invoked.

†Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2016 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December

†Policing and Crime Bill Third Reading [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

†Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Report [Lord Freud]

Tuesday 20 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of findings by the Fawcett Society that at the current rate of progress it will take over 60 years to close the gender pay gap, what steps they are taking to achieve pay parity more quickly.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are assessing and evaluating the success of the Prevent Strategy deradicalisation programme following the referral of approximately 4,000 people last year.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the reunification negotiations between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 14 December, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 16 December.

†Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Baroness Tonge]

†Consumer Rights (Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 November be approved.

†Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 November be approved.

†Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 November be approved.

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Social Mobility Committee (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 120).

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135).

Wednesday 21 December at 11.00am

*Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of people who will be homeless or living in temporary accommodation over the Christmas period.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for further regulation of private colleges.

*Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing plans for the devolution of business rates to local government.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 15 December, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 19 December.

†Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill Second Reading [Lord Prior of Brampton]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

†Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 November be approved.

†Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 November be approved. 17th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in rolling out Universal Credit, and what assessment they have made of its impact. (1½ hours)

Monday 9 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to retain the Government-owned tooling and jigs for the A159 Wildcat helicopter within the United Kingdom; and if so, whether these will be installed in the main Leonardo site.

*Lord Maclennan of Rogart to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish a green paper on their negotiating objectives for Brexit.

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a person may be designated as a core participant in the Pitchford inquiry into undercover policing if they are currently under surveillance, or subject to data access requests, for activities unrelated to any investigation of a serious criminal offence.

*Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House whether she is satisfied that the requirements of the Register of Hereditary Peers are compatible with equalities legislation.

†Tuesday 10 January at 2.30pm

†*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on the economy of North-East England of the outcomes they are seeking from the negotiations on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

†*Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the value of social enterprise to the United Kingdom economy.

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use British aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid in the form of food and medicines to the city of Aleppo.

Thursday 12 January at 11.00am

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that this House takes note of the Institute for Public Policy Research’s annual State of the North report, and the case for equality of opportunity and sustainable productivity.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 2 January, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 3 January.

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to move that this House takes note of the future capability of the United Kingdom’s armed forces in the current international situation.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 100). 19 February 2016

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the Report from the International Relations Committee on The UK and the UN: Priorities for the new Secretary-General (1st Report, HL Paper 60). 3 November 2016

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: UK–Irish relations (6th Report, HL Paper 76). 12 December 2016

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: the options for trade (5th Report, HL Paper 72). 13 December 2016

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Building More Homes(1st Report, HL Paper 20). 15 July 2016

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to make a referral to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court or a war crimes tribunal, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve, in the light of the failure of successive negotiations between Israel and Palestine and of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, that this House calls for full international protection for the Occupied Palestinian Territories in order to achieve security for Israel and self-determination for the Palestinians.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move to resolve that the draft BBC Royal Charter should be laid before this House for debate, and that the BBC Royal Charter should not be granted until this House has debated on and approved the draft BBC Royal Charter.

Baroness Featherstone to move to resolve, in the light of the United Kingdom’s carbon emission targets under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the growth potential of the United Kingdom’s renewable industries, that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to introduce a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", until the health, environmental and economic concerns about this industry have been fully investigated.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that this House regrets that the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016 unnecessarily require councils to meet their fiduciary duty; override the ability of local councils to make decisions that best meet both the needs of their pension scheme and the expectations of their local electorate; and that they undermine the principles of devolution of power and freedom of speech (SI 2016/946). 10th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of the Armed Forces Covenant in ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect. (11 July)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve equine welfare standards in England and Wales. (18 July)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that Clinical Commissioners respect the undertakings made in Our Commitments to you for end of life care: The Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care. (1 September)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (8 September)

Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are planning to take to include statistics on the time spent on parliamentary proceedings on each Part of an Act in the explanatory notes on Acts of Parliament. (8 September)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on litigants in person of the introduction of administration charges and other costs when bringing claims in courts and tribunals. (8 September)

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving neurological services in England. (12 September)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports. (15 September)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria. (15 September)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of commissioning a new Royal Yacht. (3 October)

Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent legislation on assisted dying in North America; and whether those laws provide an appropriate basis for legislation in England and Wales. (10 October)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current human rights situation in Iran. (13 October)

Lord Marland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for trade within the Commonwealth, and what plans they have to ensure that investment continues to prosper across the Commonwealth. (17 October)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the role of British universities and science diplomacy in supporting the United Kingdom’s soft power and research are fully represented in the negotiations on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in building new trading relationships. (17 October)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the outcome of the United Kingdom’s negotiations to leave the European Union, once Article 50 has been invoked, lead to a stronger economy and that trade restrictions are taken into consideration. (18 October, amended 19 October)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing peace, progress, human rights and good governance in Sudan. (25 October)

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Sudan in the light of the threat posed by Islamic extremists in the surrounding countries. (25 October)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on disabled people of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (26 October)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ensuring the appropriate number of healthcare professionals in the National Health Service and care homes. (26 October)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress made in combatting neglected tropical diseases since the London Declaration made in January 2012. (1 November)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to ensure that there is sufficient foreign language provision in the business and commercial community to promote the competitiveness of the United Kingdom economy. (8 November)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that character education runs through every element of the curriculum and the wider learning environment. (16 November)

Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to initiate a review of the role of the Lord Speaker. (18 November)

Lord Kerslake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the quality and provision of care to those with dementia living at home. (18 November)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the transport sector in the United Kingdom. (21 November)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (21 November)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect and improve local arts and cultural services including museums, libraries and archaeological services. (21 November)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to measure, and take action to address, food insecurity in the United Kingdom. (22 November)

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the Association for Young People’s Health briefing There for you which discusses the role of parents in supporting young people with mental health problems. (22 November)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish guidance to encourage the protection of existing historical statues and memorials and promote the establishment of new memorials that reflect the broader history of the United Kingdom. (22 November)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on families in receipt of benefits of clinical commissioning groups removing a range of medicines, including gluten-free products, from their lists of prescribable items. (23 November)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for improving the product recall system and manufacturing standards for white goods. (28 November)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools. (28 November)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of partnership work between maintained and independent schools. (28 November)

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in discussions with other NATO countries about ensuring that all member states commit to spending two per cent of GDP on defence. (30 November)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the cost of alcohol abuse to the National Health Service; and what steps they are taking to reduce those costs. (30 November)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the extent to which the Competition and Markets Authority, in meeting its objective of promoting competition, is doing so "for the benefit of consumers", as required under section 25(3) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. (30 November)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations are in hand to address the issues regarding the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. (30 November)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the arrangements relating to Europol will be following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (30 November)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to spread best practice in the investigation of sudden infant and child death. (30 November)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to channel the foreign aid budget through private organisations. (1 December)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to guarantee the future of local post offices. (1 December)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving mental health services for people from black and ethnic minority communities. (1 December)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendations made in the report of the National Inclusion Health Board Impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health. (1 December)

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the steel industry; and what role it will have in the Government’s industrial strategy. (5 December)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any unaccompanied child seeking asylum in the United Kingdom is granted full legal representation upon reaching the age of 18. (7 December)

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve standards of nutrition for women and girls globally. (8 December)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future role of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in the light of the continued conflict in the east of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. (8 December)

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current policies and practices relating to the use of physical restraints on detained persons under the age of 18. (8 December)

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the devolution of health, social care and criminal justice to Greater Manchester. (12 December)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to recognise the contributions of Muslims to the United Kingdom, now and throughout history. (12 December)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mark the centenary of the Balfour declaration in 2017. (13 December)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 13 December and due for answer by 29 December.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are proposing to change rules relating to debts under section 75 of the Pensions Act 1995 to protect unincorporated employers from being made bankrupt as a result of debts calculated on a section 75 basis in non-associated multi-employer pension schemes which relate to other employers who have already left the scheme; and if so, how.   HL4052

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to facilitate employment for people (1) over 50, and (2) over 60.   HL4053

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to comply with the recommendations of the report A new vision for older workers, published in March 2015; and when they will publish their response to the report.   HL4054

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what new policies or initiatives they plan to introduce during 2017 to encourage employers to retain, retrain and recruit workers aged (1) over 50, and (2) over 60.   HL4055

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a public sector worker who earns less than £11,000 a year, and who contributes to a public sector pension scheme, receives the equivalent of basic rate tax relief on their contributions.   HL4056

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many workers in the public sector earn less than £11,000.   HL4057

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since 1 January 2015 the diversionary runway at Leuchars has been used; which aircraft types have used it; and why.   HL4058

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision has been made for the refuelling of aircraft required to use the diversionary runway at Leuchars.   HL4059

Lord Darling of Roulanish to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was raised on fuel duty and VAT on fuel for each of the last 10 financial years.   HL4060

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Southern Rail to ensure that there are adequate support services for the elderly and disabled, particularly at times of reduced service.   HL4061

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Southern Rail has made, or is considering, any proposal to provide compensation for regular passengers who do not hold a season ticket.   HL4062

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to introduce personal, health and social education in all (1) state schools, (2) academies, and (3) free schools.   HL4063

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce compulsory sex and relationship education in schools; and if not, why not.   HL4064

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of local authority cross-charging arrangements for sexual health services.   HL4065

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of local authorities that have not developed cross-charging arrangements for the provision of sexual health services, as recommended in the report Sexual Health Services: Key Principles for Cross Charging, published in August 2013.   HL4066

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 December, whether they will now answer the question asked; how they define "best"; and which universities they claim to be "best".   HL4067

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask the Leader of the House what arrangements are in place to ensure that, in answering Questions for Written Answer, government departments are, as required by the Ministerial Code, "accurate and truthful" and as "open as possible" in the answers they provide to members of the House of Lords; whether she has put in place a system to provide quality assurance of the answers provided by government departments to members of the House of Lords; and if so, what.
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement in the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to Proceedings of the House of Lords that "A parliamentary question is not a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000", whether answers to parliamentary questions should contain more or less information than a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   HL4069

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to initiate a national dialogue for Britain to discuss common citizenship, with active participation by people of all traditions and origins.
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they are considering for offering rehabilitation and amnesty to members of militant groups in Northern Ireland who are willing to renounce violence and to pursue their aims by exclusively political and democratic means.   HL4071

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of Gibraltar regarding the UK’s plans to leave the EU; and whether they plan to have due regard to the views of the people of Gibraltar as expressed in the referendum.   HL4072

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the governments of the Falkland Islands and Argentina regarding the desire of the Islanders to remain British; and what assessment they have made of the impact that the territorial dispute will have on the UK becoming a full member of the World Trade Organisation.   HL4073

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they intend to give to NHS employees who were born in other EU member states that they will be able to continue working in the NHS following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.   HL4074

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS employees were born in other EU member states.   HL4075

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they intend to give to UK citizens’ spouses and civil partners who were born in another EU member state that they will be able to remain in the UK indefinitely.   HL4076

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to arrange for the publication, under the 20-year rule, of official records relating to the preparation and passage of the Human Rights Act 1998.   HL4077

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the proposal to drop the 50 per cent cap on religious selection in faith schools, what consideration they have given to the finding of the Education Policy Institute, in its report Faith Schools, Pupil Performance and Social Selection, published in December, that the average faith school admits fewer pupils from poor backgrounds than the average non-faith school.   HL4078

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 April (HL7517) and 4 May (HL8199), prior to 1 July 2006, how many citizenship by descent applications were denied to individuals of British Overseas Territories descent wishing to register as British Overseas Territories citizens, where the reason for the denial was that the applicant was born to an unmarried father who at the time of the applicant’s birth held British Dependent Territories citizenship and who then automatically gained full British citizenship under the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.   HL4079

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to change their revised definition of torture issued on 12 September, in the light of position statement PS07/16 of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the definition of torture in the context of immigration detention policy, issued in December.   HL4080

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in introducing individual removals plans as outlined in their response to the independent review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons, published on 14 January.   HL4081

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring into force paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016 regarding bail hearings for individuals in immigration detention.   HL4082

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities in England with responsibilities for adult social care will not use, in the financial year 2016–17, their power to increase their council tax precept by 2 per cent to pay for such care services.   HL4083

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet responded to the report by the EU Justice Sub-Committee, The UK’s opt-in Protocol: implications of the Government’s approach, published on 24 March 2015; and when they plan to issue the response.
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet responded to the report by the EU Justice Sub-Committee, The UK, the EU and a British Bill of Rights, published on 9 May 2016; and when they plan to issue the response.   HL4085

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 29 November (HL3318), whether they will transpose into UK law any changes to EU waste legislation which are made before the UK leaves the European Union.   HL4086

Baroness Brown of Cambridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to increase funding for the British Council, in the light of the UK’s exit from the European Union and the British Council’s role in, and potential for, developing strong relationships with future trading allies through cultural diplomacy and soft power.   HL4087

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed official definition of anti-semitism will include criticism of the government of Israel.   HL4088

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of trade between Scotland and Israel in 2015; and what steps they are taking to further strengthen ties between Scotland and Israel.   HL4089

Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the new InterCity train sets allocated to the East Coast franchise will be (1) hybrid trains and (2) electric trains.   HL4090

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date the intercoder and generator problems on all T45 destroyers will have been resolved.   HL4091

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the T45 destroyers are fully operational and could be deployed with system certainty in war.   HL4092

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned date for the naming ceremony for the 7th Astute-class submarine.   HL4093

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to assess whether an 8th Astute class submarine could be built prior to the first successor submarine being named.   HL4094

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to negotiate for the UK’s continued participation in those aspects of the Rome I Regulation which require a contract between a business and a consumer to be governed by the law of the country where the consumer lives; and if so, whether they will convert the rules set out in Rome I into domestic law by including them in the legislation required to withdraw from the EU.   HL4095

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to negotiate the UK’s continued participation in those aspects of the Brussels I framework which provide that civil and commercial judgments are recognised and enforced throughout the EU, and provide for consumers to sue or defend themselves in domestic courts and have any judgment enforced across the EU.   HL4096

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will maintain the UK’s reciprocity under the Brussels 1 Regulation and the Motor Insurance Directive to allow victims of accidents to use their domestic courts to pursue insurance claims after an accident in another member state.   HL4097

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will negotiate to maintain the UK’s membership of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network and the Rapid Alert System.   HL4098

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will seek to retain the ability of consumers to obtain both financial and injury compensation through the Package Travel Directive 1990 and the Package Travel Directive 2015.
   HL4099

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will seek to retain the ability of passengers flying in the EU to claim compensation for delays and cancellations through EC Regulation 261/2004.   HL4100

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been resettled under the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement programme; and how many, as a number and as a percentage, came from the Christian or Yazidi communities.   HL4101

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what account is taken of the resolution of the House of Commons on the Daesh genocide of minorities (HC Deb, 20 April, col 608) when prioritising victims of genocide for resettlement under the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement programme.   HL4102

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK regulators follow the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Official Statistics in their collection and publication of statistics.   HL4103

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK regulators publish statistical releases that have National Statistics status.   HL4104

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government which UK regulators are, as part of their statutory remit, required to follow the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Official Statistics.   HL4105

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British territories have special tax regimes and what action they are taking to address this.   HL4106

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the adequacy of the powers of trading standards officers.   [I] Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
A Vice President, Local Government Association
 HL4107

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the adequacy of the powers of environmental health officers.   [I] Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
A Vice President, Local Government Association
 HL4108

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 12 December (HL3686), when the consultation on the design competition for the Holocaust memorial will begin, and which Roma organisations will be consulted on the competition.
   HL4109

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 12 December (HL3767), how they are encouraging young people from the Gypsy and Traveller communities into apprenticeships through the Get In Go Far campaign and by other means.   HL4110

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

The questions asked on the dates shown in bold were due for answer by the dates in brackets.
The Government department responsible for answering each Question is shown in square brackets.

16 November (30 November)

HL3275 Lord Bradley [MoJ]

HL3278 Lord Bradley [MoJ]

HL3280 Baroness Coussins [HO]

HL3281 Baroness Coussins [MoJ]

21 November (5 December)

HL3376 Lord Patel of Bradford [MoJ]

HL3386 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

HL3387 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

22 November (6 December)

HL3405 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3406 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3407 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3408 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3409 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3442 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

HL3443 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

23 November (7 December)

HL3491 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

HL3492 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

24 November (8 December)

HL3532 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

28 November (12 December)

HL3561 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL3582 Lord Rosser [HO]

HL3583 Lord Rosser [HO]

HL3584 Lord Rosser [HO]

HL3613 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL3626 Lord Laird [DCMS]

HL3629 The Marquess of Lothian [HO]

HL3635 Lord Lexden [DCLG]

29 November (13 December)

HL3653 Baroness Smith of Basildon [HO]

HL3654 Baroness Smith of Basildon [HO]

HL3693 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 10 working days.

[DCLG] 1

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 17

[MoJ] 9

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Support (Non-Interest-Bearing Finance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carbon Emission Reductions [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs)

Government

21 December

Savings (Government Contributions) (Money Bill-13 December)

Government

 

Waiting for Commitment

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Higher Education and Research (Queen’s consent to be signified) (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Digital Economy

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wales (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Government

14 December

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

19 December

Waiting for Third Reading

   

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

14 December

Policing and Crime (Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

19 December

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

20 December

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL] (Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Children and Social Work [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments (Money Bill-16 November)

Government

 

Examination of Petitions for Private Bills 

Monday 19 December at 11.30am, in Committee Room 3A

Middle Level

 

University of London

 

Richmond Burgage Pastures

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated.

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Bank of England and Financial Services (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017

   

Draft Business Impact Target (Relevant Regulators) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2016

 

15 December

Draft Growth Duty Statutory Guidance

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016

12th Report

14 December

Draft Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2016

 

19 December

Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016

 

14 December

Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016

 

14 December

Draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Compulsory Purchase) (Corresponding Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

14 December

Draft Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) Regulations 2016

 

14 December

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Excluded Accounts and Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016

 

14 December

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2016

16th Report

14 December

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016

 

20 December

Draft Consumer Rights (Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016

 

20 December

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

20 November

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2016

17th Report

21 December

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2016

 

21 December

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2016

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2016

 

15 December

Draft Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2016

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Mayors) (Filling of Vacancies) Order 2017

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

10th Report

   

Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016

18 November

 
 

14th Report

   

Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016

11 December

15 December

 

18th Report

   

First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

24 January

 

Localism Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary Procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de Yorkshire) Order 2016 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

8 November

Negative

Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire.

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Scott of Foscote

21 December

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Wednesday 14 December

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Thursday 15 December

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 20 December

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am and 3.00pm

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 2

Wednesday 21 December

   

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in the Lord Speaker’s Office

Tuesday 10 January

   

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 12 January

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 16 January

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 17 January

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 13 December 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Select Committee Reports

1 Science and Technology 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

A time for boldness: EU membership and UK science after the EU referendum. (1st Report, HL Paper 85)

2 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report on certain instruments, including:

First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2016 (SI 2016/1149). (18th Report, HL Paper 84)

Public Business

3 Brexit: Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 A question was asked by Lord Tyler and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

4 Calais: child refugees A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

5 Brexit: European Union citizenship A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

6 Educational attainment: international rankings A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Lord Nash.

7 Savings (Government Contributions) Bill A bill to make provision for, and in connection with, government bonuses in respect of additions to savings accounts and other investment plans, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 85)

8 Savings (Government Contributions) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 85–EN)

9 Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.

10 Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] The report was received.

11 Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

12 Care Quality Commission Review: deaths in the NHS Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Digital Economy Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 9.41pm until Wednesday 14 December at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Antarctica-The Antarctic Treaty: Measures adopted at the Thirty-eighth Consultative Meeting held at Sofia 1–10 June 2015.    (9356)

2 Housing-Government response to the First Report of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee: Building More Homes.    (9384)

3 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Growth Duty Statutory Guidance. (12 December)   (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Democratic Republic of the Congo (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1208)

2 Statute made by Corpus Christi College, Cambridge on 19 July 2016 revising the existing Statutes of the College, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.   (-)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2015 of the General Chiropractic Council, laid under the Chiropractors Act 1994.

2 Report and Accounts and Fitness to Practise Report for 2015–16 of the General Optical Council, laid under the Opticians Act 1989.

3 Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 Five Year Statutory Review, laid under the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011.

4 Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out order to authorise the call out of members of the Reserve Forces in support of United Kingdom’s contribution to NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Estonia and Poland, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

5 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Sea Fish Industry Authority, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981.

 

Prepared 13th December 2016